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This Feb. 17, 2016 file photo shows marijuana plants at a residence in Honolulu. A expanding majority of Americans say marijuana should really be legal, underscoring a national shift as much more states embrace cannabis for healthcare or recreational use. Illinois lawmakers functioning to legalize recreational marijuana have hit a prospective snag: no matter whether to enable individuals to develop a handful of pot plants for private use. The 10 states that have legalized recreational marijuana have various “home grow” guidelines, with Michigan permitting folks to develop as quite a few as 12 plants and Washington state not permitting them to develop any. Property develop opponents say it fuels the black marketplace. Proponents say individuals should really be in a position to develop it if corporations sell it.

ROGERS CITY — The Presque Isle County Board of Commissioners right now agreed to enable recreational marijuana establishments in the county.

The vote only applies to townships inside the county that use the county’s zoning guidelines, and marijuana corporations could only open in townships that permitted such shops. The county oversees zoning for Bearinger, Belknap, Bismark, Case, Metz, Moltke, North Allis, Ocqueoc, Posen, Pulawski, and Rogers townships.

Rogers City has prohibited pot shops inside its boundaries. Onaway has permitted restricted kinds of marijuana corporations.

Nevertheless, today’s choice marks the biggest area in Northeast Michigan to enable recreational marijuana corporations soon after voters in November legalized the drug. Various neighborhood governments, which includes Alpena and Alpena Township, have prohibited pot shops — at least for for the time becoming.

Presque Isle County’s ordinance was amended to enable retail shops and microbusinesses in the county’s neighborhood and basic enterprise districts, as nicely as its agricultural and manufacturing districts.

Recreational marijuana can also be grown, processed, transported, and tested in the county, inside the county’s agricultural and manufacturing districts.

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